Featured Fellows

Joy J. Moore

A Working Preacher

Joy J. Moore is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and on September 1, 2020 moves into the role of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Luther Seminary.
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Matt Sigler

Following Wherever the Lord Leads

Matt Sigler was born into a family of Methodist pastors (Alabama West-Florida) and he came to faith when six years old.  Matt says,  “In the summer of 1995, I experienced a deeper work of God’s grace in my life. It was an Aldersgate-type experience; one I still hold to as an anchor point in my walk with the Lord. Throughout that summer my friends and I witnessed powerful manifestations of the presence of God. Our lives were filled with an insatiable hunger for more of Jesus.”
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Esther Chung-Kim

A Focus On What Changes People

Esther Chung-Kim is a Religious Studies professor specializing in the history of world Christianity, including the European Reformations at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.
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Ken Loyer

John Wesley Fellows Help Shape Calling to Ministry

Ken Loyer is the Lead Pastor of Spry Church in York, Pennsylvania. A native of York County, Ken has degrees from Messiah College and Duke Divinity School. He received his Ph.D in theology from Southern Methodist University. Ken is also an author and has written Holy Communion: Celebrating God With Us and God’s Love Through the Spirit: The Holy Spirit in Thomas Aquinas and John Wesley.
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Mathieu Gnonhoussou

Called to Teach and Preach

In 1996, Mathieu was part of the Youth for Christ movement as a member and shortly later as a leader. Youth for Christ relied on alumni in professional life for their preaching and teaching schedules.
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Craig C. Hill

John Wesley Fellow serving as SMU Perkins School of Theology Dean

Craig C. Hill is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, moving from Duke Divinity School in July 2016, where he was Professor of Theological Pedagogy and the founding director of two degree programs.
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Ben Witherington III

A New Testament scholar influencing the culture

Witherington, a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary who has written more than 40 books, conducts seminars to combat Biblical illiteracy and is interviewed frequently on radio and TV.
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Kevin Watson

A Calling to Church Renewal

If asked to describe himself, Kevin Watson would tell you that he is a seminary professor and an author who writes books for professors and “ordinary” people.
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Scott Jones

A Wesley scholar serving as bishop

Jones discerned that he could be of most service to denominational renewal as a theologian. He served as a professor at Perkins until 2004, when he was elected bishop.
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Edgardo Colon-Emeric

1Working toward “perfection” in the UMC

The Duke Divinity School professor integrates teaching with broader service to the church, perhaps most notably in his efforts to bring theological training to rural Methodist pastors in Latin America.
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Steve Moore

Serving and changing the world as a foundation CEO

The CEO and executive director of the Murdock Trust has turned to other John Wesley Fellows about how to apply Wesleyan distinctives in the 21st-century context.
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August 14, 2023

The world watched last September as millions mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth. Subsequently, many watched with great interest as Charles was enthroned as king in May. The pageantry and celebration …

August 7, 2023

I preached recently and was given the Easter Emmaus text (Luke 24:13–35), a story I have never really found interesting. Having to say something on Sunday, though, I am grateful it …

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December 16, 2022

AFTE is now accepting scholarship applications for 2023. Applications and required supporting materials are due in the AFTE office no …

July 1, 2022

A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to six doctoral students. The John Wesley Fellows …